Numerous New England Restaurants Named James Beard Award Finalists

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Finalists for the 2019 James Beard Awards have been announced and numerous New England chefs and restaurants made the cut.

The annual awards are presented for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing and culinary education in the United States.

The 2019 Bay State nominees include:

Outstanding Baker

Maura Kilpatrick
Sofra Bakery and Café, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Outstanding Restaurateur

Ken Oringer
Little Donkey, Toro, Uni, and others, Boston

Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer

Rob Tod
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland, Maine

Best Chef: Northeast

Tiffani Faison
Tiger Mama, Boston

James Mark
North Providence

Tony Messina
Uni, Boston

Cassie Piuma
Sarma, Somerville, Massachusetts

Benjamin Sukle
Oberlin, Providence

The full list of finalists can be found on the foundation's website.

The winners will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala May 6 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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